From the ace in the spotlight to why this year's meetings could actually produce some major moves, here's what you need to know as the hot stove's main event begins.
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Howie Kendrick, who capped the Nationals' improbable run to their first World Series title last season with a Game 7 home run, has reached an agreement on a one-year, $6.25 million deal to return to Washington, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Friday.
Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon were key components in the Nationals winning the franchise's first World Series title this year, but Mark Lerner, the team's principal owner, is already preparing to say goodbye to at least one of them in free agency.
Hoping for a busy week of moves in San Diego? So are we. Here are some deals that would get everyone talking.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The Twins announced plans Wed. to increase the length & height of Target Field's safety netting, becoming the 14th team to install or commit to extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. They join the Astros, Braves, Brewers, Chisox, D-backs, Dodgers, Jays, Nats, O's, Phils, Pirates, Rangers & Royals.
Kris Bryant to Cincy? Anthony Rendon on the Rangers? We dream up a major hot stove splash for every squad.
Yankees officials were set to meet with top free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in California on Tuesday, and are expected to meet with Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Some baseball executives believe that Anthony Rendon will be the first high-profile free agent to sign.
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman figures he'll either find himself back with the World Series champions next season -- or out of baseball. "It's either play some more here or play more golf," he said Monday night.
Veteran catcher Yan Gomes has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Nationals, sources told ESPN.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Catcher Yan Gomes and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a two-year, $10 million deal that will return the veteran to the reigning champions, sources tell ESPN. Gomes caught the final out of the World Series and will rejoin Kurt Suzuki as the Nationals' catching tandem.
A full postseason share on World Series champion Washington was worth $382,358, down from $416,838 for Boston last year and the record $438,902 for Houston in 2017. A share on AL champion Houston was worth $256,030.
The more than $99 million payment due the Washington Nationals from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network was put on hold by a New York judge pending an appeal by the Baltimore Orioles.
The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012 to 2016: more than $99 million.
Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi.
With Gerardo Parra off to Japan, we look back the mania created by his walk-up song that helped push the Nats to the World Series.
Gerardo Parra, whose "Baby Shark" walk-up song became an anthem for the Nationals and their fans, has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants.
If you could have one thing you really wanted for your favorite team, what would you be willing to give up?
A judge has ordered lawyers for the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles to submit a proposed judgment of what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay Washington for TV rights from 2012 to '16 based on the decision issued in April by an arbitration panel.
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If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?